On February 16th Providence Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a live burn training exercise at 4298 Weddington Matthews Road. The public is welcomed to come out and meet the men and women of our department. We hope to see you there!
Our department would like to sincerely thank the community for their support of our annual Christmas Tree lot. Half of all proceeds from the lot were donated to the family of firefighter Mike DeMartini who was critically injured late last year in a motorcycle accident. We appreciate the town’s support and we look forward to continuing the holiday tradition for many years to come.
Join us in support of Mike DeMartini, currently
in rehab at CMC Main in Charlotte, NC. He had
extensive head and body trauma which required
several surgeries. What we know is that he
crashed while enjoying a motorcycle ride with
two fellow Charlotte firefighters, traveling in
Stanly County. He was flown to CMC Main in
downtown Charlotte, NC for treatment. Mike is married with three young children (two boys and a girl ages 5, 8 and 10).
If you’d like to donate to the Mike DeMartini Recovery Fund you can do so right here. All funds (100%) will go to the DeMartini family to help with medical and personal expenses. Thanks for your contribution!
As of November 20 we know that Mike will be leaving rehab in a few days to continue his recovery at home. He is facing one more surgery to repair his shoulder and arm. Hopefully this will be the last surgery needed. For the latest updates on his recovery click on the link below.
Mike is scheduled for another surgery tomorrow (Wednesday, 11-6-13). Keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
As of 8:00PM on 11-3-13 – Yesterday (11-2-13) doctors attempted to pull the breathing tube out, but after several hours Mike was not waking up and they decided to leave it alone until today. Today they put the ventilator in support mode and Mike was breathing on his own for about 30 minutes until he started getting agitated, so the doctors placed it back in normal mode. They will try again tomorrow and hopefully get the breathing tubes out. Holly has been overwhelmed with all of the support, and love that has come from Providence, Waxhaw, and Charlotte fire departments. For now please hold off on visitations.
At this time (5:52PM on 11-01-13) Mike is in surgery to remove breathing tube and repair facial injuries. For more details go to this CaringBridge site:
Update on Mike DeMartini
Site Name: mikedemartini
An account is being set up to accept cash donations to help with living and medical expenses. 100% of donations will go directly to his family. This is a man who gave his skills and heart to our community to serve us in times of need. As we enter this holiday season let’s give back and show that we care. For now please bring checks to back building at PVFD.
During the Annual Board of Directors Meeting on June 3rd, elections were held to fill three positions on the board which were expiring. The following is a list of the 2013 Board of Directors, and newly elected officers serving the Board.
President – Jack Parks
Vice President – Scott Robinson
Secretary – Judy Johnston
Treasurer – Steve Carow
The public is invited to attend the Annual Board of Directors meeting scheduled for Monday, June 3rd at 8PM. During this meeting we will review the accomplishments and budget of the department over the past year and talk about the known goals and projects scheduled for our 2013-2014 budget year. By this meeting we hope to have completed renovations to our rear building which will allow us to begin the renovations to the front (main) building. We look forward to welcoming our neighbors!!
Take a moment to learn more about Providence Volunteer Fire Dept. by reviewing our newly released fact sheet which provides quick information about our department’s accomplishments, our members and our apparatus. Also, for more information be sure to take a look at the presentation that was given at the 2012 Annual Board of Directors meeting held on June 4, 2012.
As a reminder: Our Board of Directors monthly meetings are open to the public. We meet on the first Sunday of every month at 7PM, with the exception of February. Our meeting in February is scheduled for Sunday the 10th at 7PM.